News Stories for the Week




The First Annual Galveston Island Food and Wine Festival was the scene of a scholarship presentation from the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs Foundation to the Galveston College Culinary Arts program.  Pictured, left to right, are Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, Festival Coordinators Jan Pozzi and Mike Dean and Galveston College Culinary Arts Program Director, Chef Paul Mendoza.

Food and Wine Festival Toasts Galveston College Culinary

The First Annual Galveston Island Food and Wine Festival on April 16 and 17 was a huge success and Galveston College enjoyed the event with a booth featuring Artisan Cheeses and Homemade Bread and a donation from event organizers and the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs Foundation to scholarships for the College’s Culinary Arts program.   The Chaine Foundation, based in Madison, New Jersey, represents members who share a mutual interest in cuisine, wine and fine dining in a spirit of camaraderie.

Local la Chaine des Rotisseurs members Jim and Jan Pozzi and Yagas’ Mike Dean made the presentation of funds to Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton during the event’s Saturday wine tasting in Saengerfest Park.   Culinary Arts Program Director, Chef Paul Mendoza was on hand to witness the Chaine des Rotisseurs Foundation donation.

Galveston College Foundation will add the scholarship funds to over ninety annual awards that carry donor stipulations from nursing and art to industrial training and culinary arts.  For more information on culinary arts programs at Galveston College call (409) 944-1304.

Galveston College Students Win Awards

The winners of the 2010 John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Humanism Essay Award have been announced by the Osler Student Scholars at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston.

The first place award went to first year Radiation Therapy student Cynthia Self at Galveston College.   The $1000 award was one of four awards made and all were claimed by Galveston College students.  Second place award for $500 went to Annie Migues and two $250 honorable mentions were claimed by Galveston College students Susan Ivy Strong and Angelica Rendon.

Industrial Systems Instructor Hired

Galveston College Board of Regents have approved the hiring of Industrial Systems Instructor/Program Director William Fielhauer.   Fielhauer earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Puerto Rico and his master’s degree from the University of Dayton.   He has served as a Senior Electrical Engineer with Dow Chemicals in Texas City and as a Plant Engineer at Eco Electrica in Puerto Rico.

Fielhauer will head up the Industrial Systems program at the Charlie Thomas Family Vocational Technical Training Center at 7626 Broadway in Galveston.

Galveston College to Feature Industrial Training Programs

Galveston College will hold Industrial Training Program information sessions on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. in room FA-207 of the Fine Arts building at Galveston College.

The following programs will be discussed:
 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, HVAC and Refrigeration
 Industrial Systems

A representative from Workforce Solutions will be at both sessions to explain the eligibility process.  Funding may be available for eligible participants.

For more information about the programs and/or funding contact:
Sheryle Jackson in Continuing Education, 409-944-1344 or .

Galveston College Choir to Present Two Concerts

The Galveston College Choir will present two concerts featuring choral music of Mozart, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and others on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in room FA-207 of the Fine Arts building at Galveston College.A second concert will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston. Both concerts are free to the public.

Dr Larry Patton will direct the choir and Ron Wyatt will serve as accompanist. The choir has been presenting choral concerts in the Galveston area since 1972 and provides the opportunity for all to hear talented musicians performing beautiful choral music.

Register for Mini Semester, Summer Classes Starting on April 19

Galveston College will begin early registration on April 19 for the 2010 Mini Semester and the Summer I and Summer II sessions.
All mini-semester courses are held weekdays starting May 17 and end on Thursday June 3, 2010.  Mini semester internet classes are English 1302, Federal Government, History 1301, Mathematics 1314 College Algebra, Philosophy, and Introduction to Ethics.  Day classes include History  1302, U.S. History, Music Appreciation and Sociology 1306.  Physics 1401 will be taught as a hybrid course, where part is held in a classroom and part on the internet.

Summer Session I and II courses include Accounting, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computers in Healthcare, Computerized Tomography and Culinary Arts.  Other courses are offered in Hospitality Management, Developmental Studies, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, English, Environmental  Science, Government, History, Humanities, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Medical Office, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Office Administration, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Speech, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing.

Mini Semester classes start May 17. Summer I session classes start June 7 and Summer II session classes start July 12.  Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.